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A Slice of Americana

By October 2, 2017No Comments

Are you a fan of the late, great painter/illustrator Norman Rockwell? His down-to-earth themes always seemed to capture what can only be described as “Americana.” You know, those old fashioned, down-to-earth American values that don’t seem to be as prevalent as they once were.

In quite a few of Rockwell’s paintings, you could find a group of young boys, baseball mitts in hand, seemingly on their way to or from a pickup game of softball. In the good ol’ days, a pickup game of ball was usually played where? In the street! Which means if Norman Rockwell ever painted a flipside to any of his scenes, it would contain a homeowner, holding a ball and standing in front of broken window!

Has anything really changed in modern times? Of course not! Kids still play in the street and windows still get broke. Of course these days in Murray, UT you can usually get something that is a bit more resistant than windows were installed in your parents or grandparent’s home!

Think About it…

If your windows have seen better days, replacing them with energy efficient, double pane windows can significantly reduce your heating and cooling bills while adding value and curb appeal to your home.

However, selecting the right windows for your home can be overwhelming given all the styles, materials, and features that are available. In addition, since this project is a major investment and new windows are expected to last up to 20 years, doing some homework before you make a decision can save on headaches later.

New Windows

New windows are usually installed when the homeowner wants to change the size or shape of the current window opening and put a completely new window in its place. This generally requires the work of a contractor to complete the installation and surrounding carpentry.

While new windows generally do not cost more than replacement, the additional labor adds to the overall price. A big advantage of new windows is that you have the option to completely change the appearance and feel of your home both inside and out.

“New” Replacement Windows

Replacement windows are a great option when the existing frame is still in good condition or when the trim is attractive and fits the décor of the home. Obviously, the savings on labor costs are helpful when budget is a consideration.

HomeStar Windows & Doors is one of the leading suppliers and installers of high quality and energy efficient garden windows, entry doors, patio doors, and French doors for homes in Sandy, West Jordan, South Jordan, Murray, Draper, Holladay, West Valley City, North Salt Lake, and surrounding areas in Salt Lake City, UT. Stop by in person (12278 S Lone Peak Pkwy Ste 102 Draper, UT 84020), give us a call (801)770-4703 to schedule a free in-home consultation and estimate today or shoot us an email at

A slice of Americana may not be as easy to find, but new windows in Salt Lake City, UT certainly are! When it comes to upgrading and/or installing windows in your home, let some light shine in with HomeStar Windows & Doors.

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